Covers

by Conor Nickerson

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Covers performed by Conor Nickerson
Recorded / Mixed by Ben Schmitz

Track 1: Jazz Standard, based off Louis Armstrong Recording
Track 2: Tom Waits
Track 3: Paul Simon
Track 4: Lewis & Clarke

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released January 25, 2016

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Conor Nickerson Montreal, Québec

Conor Nickerson has studied and written music close to the same amount of time he has been a living organism, and whose musical preferences range from acoustic to classical to jazz and all in between. Conor is an Undergraduate at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal. ... more

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Track Name: St. James Infirmary
I went down to St. James infirmary, I saw my baby there
She was stretched out on a long white table,
So cold, so sweet and so fair

Let her go, let her go, God bless her
Wherever she may be
She can search this whole wide world over
But she'll never find a sweeter man like me

When I die please bury me in straight laced shoes
I want a Boxback coat and a Stetson hat
Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain
So the boys'll know I died standing pat

I went down to St. James infirmary, I saw my baby there
She was stretched out on a long white table,
So cold, so sweet and so fair
Track Name: Green Grass
Lay your head where my heart used to be
Hold the earth above me
Lay down in the green grass
Remember when you loved me

Come closer don't be shy
Stand beneath a rainy sky
The moon is over the rise
Think of me as a train goes by

Clear the thistles and brambles
Whistle 'Didn't He Ramble'
Now there's a bubble of me
And it's floating in thee

Stand in the shade of me
Things are now made of me
The weather vane will say...
It smells like rain today

God took the stars and he tossed 'em
Can't tell the birds from the blossoms
You'll never be free of me
He'll make a tree from me

Don't say good bye to me
Describe the sky to me
And if the sky falls, mark my words
We'll catch mocking birds

Lay your head where my heart used to be
Hold the earth above me
Lay down in the green grass
Remember when you loved me
Track Name: You Can Call Me Al
A man walks down the street
He says why am I soft in the middle now
Why am I soft in the middle
The rest of my life is so hard
I need a photo-opportunity
I want a shot at redemption
Don't want to end up a cartoon
In a cartoon graveyard
Bonedigger Bonedigger
Dogs in the moonlight
Far away my well-lit door
Mr. Beerbelly Beerbelly
Get these mutts away from me
You know I don't find this stuff amusing anymore

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al

A man walks down the street
He says why am I short of attention
Got a short little span of attention
And wo my nights are so long
Where's my wife and family
What if I die here
Who'll be my role-model
Now that my role-model is
Gone Gone
He ducked back down the alley
With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl
All along along
There were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al

A man walks down the street
It's a street in a strange world
Maybe it's the Third World
Maybe it's his first time around
He doesn't speak the language
He holds no currency
He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the sound
The sound
Cattle in the marketplace
Scatterlings and orphanages
He looks around, around
He sees angels in the architecture
Spinning in infinity
He says Amen! and Hallelujah!

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al